Date and Time: June 15th, 2018, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Room: A 101 in the Economics Building (Museum)



This paper analyses the effect of inter provincial market segmentation on the survival time of enterprises with Chinese industrial enterprises data using the Cox proportional hazards model. The results show that: (1) There is an U relationship between market segmentation and enterprise survival time. Minor market segmentation is helpful to improve the enterprise's survival time, while stronger market segmentation will reduce the company's survival time. (2) Market segmentation reduces the survival time of enterprises by two mechanisms, reducing productivity and weakening innovation incentives. (3) Specially, we further investigated the effect of market segmentation on different ownership enterprises. Market segmentation will significantly improve the survival time of state-owned enterprises, and shorten the survival time of private enterprises.


Date and Time: May 18th, 2018, 4:00 - 5:30 pm

Room: A 101 in the Economics Building (Museum) on New Campus


In this paper we reexamine the literature on money demand in China published both in English and Chinese language. Over the past 30 years - starting with the paper by Chow (1987) there has been a regular stream of papers assessing the Chinese money demand function. The literature is mostly focusing on income elasticity, stability, and - which is special for China - the adequate choice and quality of data. In particular regarding stability of money demand, we find a substantial publication bias towards rejecting stability. When controlling for publication bias, and focusing on longer time periods, our paper strongly suggests stable long run money demand in China.

Date and Time: April 20th, 2018, 2:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Room: A 101 in the Economics Building (Museum) on New Campus



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